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St. Andrews Blockhouse

Address: 23 Joe's Point Road, Saint Andrews, New Brunswick, Canada
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St. Stephen, Canada
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52 reviews 52 reviews
14 attraction reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014 NEW

A favourite spot to take a stroll on the beach as it is nice and sandy in this area. We often head there to take in the amazing sunsets over Passamaquoddy Bay as we only live a few moments walk from here. By far one of our favourite quiet places in town!

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Burlington, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Well preserved historical site. The blockhouse and grounds, with accompanying staff provides a well-rehearsed account of the war of 1812 and Canada's involvement. Costumes are authentic in design. Well worth the visit.

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Trois Rivieres
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

well kept and very informative panels to give history. Adjacent to walking gardens made for a fun morning

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Plymouth, Minnesota
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

off season visit, the blockhouse was closed, but the info on the displays was fascinating. The 3 cannons on swivels were unusual. The views of the harbor were fantastic on a bright sunny day. Could have stayed for ever. This is the only surviving blockhouse on the shore. Kate in MN

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Stoneham, Massachusetts
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295 reviews 295 reviews
143 attraction reviews
224 helpful votes 224 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

This is the spot where I learned about the amazing tides of the Bay of Fundy. On our first visit to St. Andrews about fifteen years ago, we visited the Blockhouse and I noticed that the high tide came all the way up to the land. A few hours later we walked to the same spot and the tide was... More 

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Bathurst, Canada
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50 reviews 50 reviews
4 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We stopped here to enjoy the view of the water and to watch the changing tides. A quiet place at the end of town. As a historical site of The War of 1812, it is interesting to see.

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Winnetka, Illinois
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13 reviews 13 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Beautiful location, interesting site, near a great restaurant that is open non-stop til 8 pm. I liked the two guides in the Blockhouse dressed in period costumes. The War of 1812 has been neglected, and visiting this site made me want to learn more about it.

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Connecticut
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161 reviews 161 reviews
24 attraction reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Definitely a must see for sitting and watching the tide and also the sunsets. Quiet spot to enjoy anytime of the day or night.

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Waynesburg, Pennsylvania
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206 reviews 206 reviews
102 attraction reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We had walked past the blockhouse many times on our few days in St. Andrews. It wasn't until after our 1812 walking tour that we finally stopped in. The staff were knowledgeable and painted a good picture of what life was like being stationed here. The entrance fee is by donation. At low tide it is a nice walk on... More 

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Arkansas
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42 reviews 42 reviews
14 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

...but worth it. The structure is well preserved. The site also provides a great perspective of why the Britts picked the location.

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